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on taxes for americans. >> he remains optimistic despite harsh words. >> with the clock ticking in washington and the fiscal cliff looming, he says the white house will only agree to a plan that including higher tax rates. >> if they are going me -- to force higher rates on all americans because their tax rates go up on 2% of americans, that's a choice we'll have to make. >> one1.6 trillion in tax revenue, cuts to medicare. he insists the bush era tax cuts must expire. >> what we did is put forward a very comprehensive, mix of savings and tax reforms that help us put us back on a path to stabilizing our death and living within our means. >> rebel cans did not welcome -- republicans did not welcome the proposal. >> i think it's essentially a rerun of his revenue proposals. they are 1.6 trillion in revenues and tax increases. >> and they're expressing frustration with the lack of progress. >> i would say we're nowhere. he's pointing out the administration did offer six hundred billion in cuts to healthcare. he remains optimistic a deal will be made. i'm elizabeth reporting. >> the
is way too vague. the president won't sign anything that doesn't increase taxes for the wealthy. the gop counter offer calls for raising 800 billion in revenue without raising tax rates. >> if washington can't reach a deal cbs reporter jim axle rod says your paycheck is going to feel it. >> the payroll tax cut has given this family an extra $70 a month to spend. >> are you paying attention to what's going on in washington right now. >> of course we are. >> their 50,000-dollar a year income puts them in the middle of american households if the payroll tax cut is not extended those families would pay an average of $1,035 a year more in social security taxes. >> do you have room to cut back. >> no, sir i don't. i guess if i do some type of magic like we do every month. >> if the tax cut expires paycheck contributions will go from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. $115billion a year that will go to deficit reduction instead of being pumped into the economy. those in favor of allowing the tax cut to expire argue money for social security payments has to come from somewhere. although he says that so
president joe biden at lunch with middle class americans who will take a $200,000 hit if their tax cuts expire. >> this is no time to add any additional burden on middle class people. >> while the white house is pushing congress to renew middle class tax cuts, the president says he won't take any deal that won't extend tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. >> it will take 15 minutes from the time the decision is made by the speaker of the house to pass and make permanent middle class tax cut. >> reporter: both parties are leaving the talks to president obama and house speaker john boehner. here on capital hill, boehner says he is still waiting for the white house to respond to the latest gop proposal. >> this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> republicans are offering to extend tax breaks for all americans, close tax loopholes and cut nearly $1.5 trillion in spending. >> i came out the day after the election to put revenues on the table to take a step toward the president to try to resolve this. when is he going to take a step toward us. >> jay david cox
the fiscal cliff deadline. no progress was made in washington. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that ki
spending cuts but no tax rate increases. here is a picture of president barack obama answering questions on twitter about the fiscal cliff. he is promoting a reference to the estimated tax increase and middle income families would see if rates are not extended, the latest would extend tax cuts for everyone including americans and who the president wants to exclude. the white house says the proposal is too short on specifics. >> we can't guess what they are, they need to tell us and they look forward to the time when they are specific with the ways we have dealt with it. >> they don't like what republicans want to do to social security and more on that during my next update. reporting live, allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> 5:14 in florida, they have released a photo of george zimmerman, showing george zimmerman with a swollen nose and blood did i face. they responded and said it adds nothing new to the case. the volunteer watch man is charged with second-degree murder and his trial is due to begin next june. >>> contra costa police officer was taken to the hospital after an
- thirds of majority that allowed them to raise taxes if they choose without any republican support. >>> on capitol hill, there are just 29 days left for lawmakers to get together and find a way of avoiding the so-called "fiscal cliff." if a budget plan is not approved by year's end, automatic tax hikes and across- the-board spending cuts will take effect. but democrats and republicans seem to keep digging in their heels speaking on the sunday news talk shows. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got? >> what we can't do is try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase. >> "fiscal cliff," are you tired of it? >> i know. we are tired of it. >>> 6:10 now. a trip goes terribly wrong. how a california magician ended up in the hospital. >> the coast guard loses one of its own. how a smuggling investigation off the coast of santa barbara turned deadly. >> and we have a major recall to tell you about
team are demanding that congress allow bush era tax cuts to expire. >> there is no responsible way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations those rates have to go up. >> reporter: republicans have drawn a line in the sand on raising tax rates signaling they are open to raising revenue by reforming the tax code and limiting reductions for the wealthy. >> right now i would say we are nowhere. >> reporter: president obama asking for 1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years, boehner is offering half that. the president offering 600 billion dollars in cuts to medicare and other programs. the speaker says that is not enough. he hasn't outlined what he thinks should be cut. if they can't avoid the fiscal cliff, january 1st, nearly every american will pay more income tax between $2,000 to $2400 for the average family, 2% cut in payroll taxes will disappear, 500 billion dollars in automatic spending cuts in effect, half at the pentagon the other half from educating, transportation, food safety and research. economists fear if washington can strike a
that day. >> if you hear a child saying this you have to investigate it. there are some tax cuts don't stop and do take their life. >> it seems like a culture of this. >> samantha and autumn hope they can make a difference by speaking out. >> we don't want other kids to feel the same way that we're feeling. >> now, the girls' parents say they allowed their daughters to go on camera because they thought it was important for them to speak out. police have told them the investigation will go to the district attorney next week. >> just breaks my heart. what about the boys and their family? >> we did look into that. we are told they are being raised by their dad and he is disabled. according to the police report which we have he says the school never informed him what the boys were targeting the girls and through the disdepartment, dana, he told us he does not want to comment. >> all right. >> we're going to stay on i. we have heard from one other parent in that district too, now. >> thank you for bringing this to light. >> you bet. >> they told me i would never walk again, i might not ever talk
point is still about tax cuts that are set to expire. also the president's demand that wealthy pay more. the uncertainty of what will happen is starting to have an impact on charities. abc7 news reporter tells us donations are down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get more bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year, but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and dona
prop 30, which raises taxes on people who earn more than $250,000 a year. it also increases the sales tax. well, the ucla and der son forecast says because of prop 30 -- anderson forecast says because of prop 30, unemployment will not improve as fast and personal income will be less than expected. but economists say california is still on track for economic growth and more jobs. >>> well, sheriffs in solano county want your help. they are trying to catch vandals who damaged a home known for its holiday displays. every year, bob and linda taylor transform their home in vallejo on glencove road into a christmas wonderland. but this year, someone ripped down some of their lights and dragged them in the streets and they were run over. the taylors say the lights can be fixed an santa claus will still come. >>> another example of a grinch on the loose. what happened at a local christmas tree lot run by boy scouts. >>> i'm gonna go ahead and announcement my retirement. >> katt williams calls it quits. the latest incident that prompted that announcement. ?f< did you get chips for the party? n
was hiding out among the pakistan border. he. >> this morning the battle over taxes continues in the capitol. >> and if we are serious about protecting middle class families we will have to ask the wealthiest to pay higher rates. that's one principle i won't compromise on. >> he said he will work with the gop on spending cut itself they agree to higher taxes on the wealthly and a middle class tax cut. this is the 4th time that he has used the weekly address to push for a middle class tax cut. >> we must reform the tax code by getting rid of unjustified loopholes but the goal should be to generate new revenue by creating new taxpayers not new taxes. >> in the republican response they commented that race raising taxes among the rich won't solve the problem. only economic growth and reforming titlement programs can control the debt. >> charlie chris is now a democrat. he made the announcement on twitter. he posted a photograph where he was holding a florida voter registration application. the times reports that the former republican signed papers to change his party to democrat at a christ
yesterday. the main sticking point is still about tax cuts that are set to expire. also the president's demand that wealthy pay more. the uncertainty of what will happen is starting to have an impact on charities. donations of down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get nor bang for your donation buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate, some had this year and potentially some this year, may try to double up and dona
will consider a makeover for the fox theatre. councilmembers are weighing a request from the owners for a tax break. in exchange, the owners will make a number of improvements to the historic building over the next 10 years. >>> a coast guard investigation into suspected smuggling near the channel islands off the santa barbara county coast has turned tragic. a small boat deployed by the coast guard was rammed by a smuggler's vessel before dawn yesterday. the collision threw two coast guard members into the water. one of them was killed and another was injured in that incident. >>> l.a. police say four people were found shot to death outside a large home in suburban northridge. the dead were two women in their 20s a man in his 30s and another man in his 40s. the incident happened early yesterday morning. the home apparently served as an unlicensed boardinghouse. detectives are now looking into a motive. >>> a second chance for same- sex marriage could happen in just a few hours when the u.s. supreme court will announce more cases it plans to take up. the high court did not include same-sex mar
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. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while youwill get au will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff. >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned tha
for the fiscal cliff deal that include as tax increase for the rich. he met with business leaders in washington d.c. and he is aware that some republicans may be willing to raise tax revenues. but he warped the gop not to pick another fight on the debt sealing. he was can dade -- death ceiling and he was can -- he was candid. >> this is the top 2%. includes all of you, yes. >> i believe there is a purpose to put revenues on the table. >> house speaker boehner countered the president's proposal without raising individual tax rates. the republican plan also includes 600 billion in spending cuts to federal healthcare programs and increase in the eligibility age for medicare. >>> a san francisco blogger and activist is in hot water of a photograph after political opponent. michael petrellis took this of scott weaner last year in a pact room. >> he tried to take a picture of him at an urinal. and today, he pleaded not guilty to misconduct. he wants it to be made as part of the from. >> we will be fighting the case and despite the fact that the photograph was taken, we are talking fundamentally of a ge
the president released this new video calling for tax relief for working families with less than a month to go, republicans and democrats remain far apart. without a deal, nearly every american will pay more income tax between $2,000 and $20 400 for the average family. >> we are -- going over the cliff, clear they made a political calculation. >> the president and his team demanding congress allow bush era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans to expire. republicans have drawn a line in the sand on raising tax rates signaling they are open to raising revenue by reforming the tax code and limiting deductions for the wealth any. >>> nancy pelosi weighed in on the fiscal cliff while stepping out for a night of glamour. the democrat from san francisco stroll photographers last night at the kennedy center honors in washington, d.c.. she told reporters it would be a wonderful christmas gift to the american people to have a tax cut come january. the annual gala event at the kennedy center honored entertainment greats. they received the nation's highest ward for influencing culture through art.
cliff which includes raising tax rats on higher-earning americans. >> we're not insisting on raises just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering but rather because we -- we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> the president met with a group of ceos at the business round table and told them that he is hopeful that a deal can be reached in the following week that would head off the automatic tax hike and spending cuts from taking place in january. he said he has seen movement among republicans and that they might accept the tax hike if it is combined with entitlement reform and spending cuts. >>> te republican house majority leader told business leaders today president obama sms obsessed with raising tax. >>> we feel that's not the right direction to go, but we also feel that in that obsession is what he's about then let's at least do something about the spending problem. >> at the same meeth house speaker john baner said republicans have made a reasonable offer to the president with a balanced plan to raise revenues and cut spending. during a fla tla debate on the f
many people excited to meet her this morning. >>> also, countdown to crisis. we're 24 days from tax increases for everyone and big, painful federal budget cuts, unless president obama and house speaker john boehner can strike a deal. we'll have the latest on the battle of wills in washington. >> the president is out this morning with a not-so-conciliatory note. we'll get the latest from david kerley coming up. >>> check this out. why all new cars may soon be spying on their drivers and making it tough for you to cover your tracks. >>> we're going to start, though, with what should have been a joyous week for the royal family. but news of kate's pregnancy was very quickly overshadowed by her hospitalization for morning sickness, a prank call that duped two of her nurses, and then, the suspected suicide of one of those nurses. this morning, the boss of the two australian deejays behind this prank is now speaking out. and abc's jeffrey kofman is in london on the story. jeffrey, good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: and good morning to you, dan. an outpouring of indignation, that is wh
department jobs that could be lost if automatic trick -- automatic tax cuts are formed. >>> bill clinton says he's not sure if hillary clinton will run for president. she said she does not want to continue a secretary of state for president obama's second term. she said she wants to focus on issues to -- that are important to women. >>> let's see what tara is seeing on 880. >> we have a lot of traffic on pinole and then past the golden gate gate. we're in berkeley/emeryville. we have a traffic issue in here. 280, northbound towards santa clara, looking pretty bad. give yourself extra time. let's check in with steve. >>> tara, thank you. there's definitely some breaks in the clouds. jive seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i dent think this -- i've seen gusts to 25 miles per hour. i don't think this -- this breeze can helpster things up a little bit. still some low clouds around. i'm seeing breaks in the clouds for san jose. kind of a cooler pattern with the northwest wind. mostly sunny, though, today, no rain except we're done for a while. in fact, as the pattern changes here, even the higher cl
to save $10 mall year. officials warn that if a park tax measure failed last month this would happen and the measure did fail. >> we're at a place now where we don't have an awful lot of options available to us. >> fire officials say they made decisions based on call volume at each station and proximity to other stations. firefighters say closing the stations will increase response times. >> we'll have to reconsider our tactics, maybe not go in because when you go into in to do an interior fire attack, you need to have necessary backup on the outside. >> supervisors asked the fire chief to come back with more information on specific stations and possible alternatives. >> it's most likely that there will be some closure, whether that means full or partial closure, i think it's too early to tell. >> the board is expected to vote next tuesday of the. at least two additional fire stations could be closed in the next two years joomple election workers began tedious recount of ballots today in alameda county of of narrowly defeated transit tax. measure b1 would have increased the county tr
that fiscal cliff... of tax hikes and spending cuts gets triggered, negotiations still appear to be at a standstill, president obama told bloomberg news, the latest plan put forth by house speaker john boehner, simply does not add up. republicans have been equally dismissive of the last proposal from the president. tax rates on the wealthy remain the key sticking point between both sides. after a white house meeting tuesday, a bi- partisan group of governors expressed hope that an agreement will be reached soon. experts forecast economic turmoil in january, if a deal is not reached. >> john boehner took a break from the negotiations to help light of the christmas tree. eagle scout, from colorado springs helped out and there is. the crowd in cheers and the u.s. air force played " a christmas tree " and other holiday classics. this is a spruce tree from call rental white river national forest. it has 10,000 lights, ornaments and will be let in each night until the day after christmas. >> we are going to take a look at the golden gate bridge. dry roadways. the bulk of the
the possible long term impact, the tax increases voters approved in proposition 30 could have on our state's economy. nannette miranda has the story tonight from sacramento. >> governor brown successfully got voters to approve proposition 30, a temporary income tax increase on high earners and a boost to the statewide sales tax to save public schools. but a new forecast calls it a double-edged sword because it will drag the economy slowing growth. >> republicans have been saying that for some time. any time that you have higher taxes, it changes behavior but it also dampens the economic recovery. >> they estimated payroll growth to be between 1-2% in the next two years. it predicts unemployment rate will average 10.5% by the end of the year and then go to 9.7% next year with a jobless rate of 8.4% in 2014. >> i think it's an oversimplification. >> an economist who is school finance consultant. he says it doesn't take into account if they rejected prop 30 six billion in cuts mostly to public education. he thinks californians want to trade short term growth for an investment in kids. >> we w
, adding up to some $20 >> and we need more tax relief and just occurred gas tax. related disaster aid rejected by both fema and santa cruz county is going which, like this slide on santa cruz county has third only a tenth of the gas tax something has to change. people walking on san francisco's embarcadero this = sunshine 4 this af w temperature in '60s as we go for sunday, we will see even warmer temperatures. beckon to the mid '60s. another mild today is expected as we take a look outside at the satellite & radar. we are starting to see some high clouds over the bay area from the north. no rainfall expected it is well to the north and keep it dry. it will be chilly. temperatures in the 40's on futurecast and even 30's for the delta. i think we could see more 30's and with the computer model is showing. first, let us check out this afternoon with 50s. and temperatures could be going into the 60s than just the north bay. let us take a look at the morning's low. quite chilly. 34 degrees. 35 degrees in fairfield. and 37 degrees and concord low 40's for the east bay shore. and 40 degree
higher taxes. alison. >> reporter: the president is refusing to agree to anything else unless taxes are raised on the wealthiest 2% of americans. in fact, there are some reports this morning that the president isn't even going to hold any other face to face or one on one meetings with republicans until they cave on that demand. john boehner was at the lighting of the if christmas tree last night. republicans are instead offering to close tax loopholes and limit tax deductions that favor the wealthy while extending current tax rates for the middle class. frustration is clearly growing on both sides. >> speaker's proposal right now is is still out of balance. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here sparring back and forth in public. it strikes me as a good time to get serious about the proposals. >> reporter: a very big potential problem for speaker boehner even if he's willing to compromise with president obama, people within his own party are not are already saying they won't be willing to go along. i'll have more on that during my next update. reporting live from washington, d
of gift to us. >> reporter: they could be concerned that the tax deduction for charitable giving would be cut next year saving the government money. george says it can make sense to get more bang for your buck. that would help charities this year but people may be less generous in years to come. >> people who would like to donate some this year and potentially some next year may try to double up and donate more this year. >> reporter: but the uncertain future is causing fear. >> many people are afraid to make any move so there is patrol system because you don't know what is coming -- paralysis you try to hold on what you have and not as willing to donate or spend in general. >> reporter: st. anthony's is seeing this, as well. >> some of the people have given us end of the year stock donations, we're seeing about half of those coming through. >> reporter: they are optimistic the donors will come through by the new year. >> their donations come out of their heart. >> very wealthy people may donate but some people want to help and tax zuax bonus. >> coming up next, outrage from around the
. >> the fact that the house gop leaders propose raising $800 billion in taxes is ruffling feathers in their own party. >> republicans should not be conceding that the federal government needs more money negotiating with ourselves entry in the president's proposal like it is serious. >> gop senator jim demint said anti-government anti- tax paris. >> there are some that want to go the politically expedient route to give the president what he wants to get out of this mess. >> he is hardly the conservative upset with house republican leaders. the conservative action networks in this alert supporters sang card rep tell your representative tax hikes are not part of the solution. the e-mail included a not so subtle threat saying this infamous pledge cost george h. w. bush reelection. >> read my lips. >> aware of the potential blow back that could imperil his leadership john boehner careful to include in other proposal leaders. including paul ryan who spent months on the campaign trail ordinance against tax increases. >> we will cut tax rates for small businesses and work with the family. >> house gop
, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bottles of vodka per day. >> and this question is what we do with my old 4 01 k? >> my generation, we will work about six jobs. and i always say take it with you. you are not going to faa itself directed ira.. and you could even call vanguard and say what could i do. you could even sign up online to take it with you to a constant state and consolidate -- send your questions to black@black.com banff we can see some rainfall increasing. >> we could see some quickly moving system with not much accumulation. it is mainly a missing us but well to the north and edging to the north bay. we are expecting that for tomorrow morning. that light rain in edging the north bay and also by 11. we could see more coverage by futurecast. i had again mainly concentrated north of the golden gate. we could
under prop 30's tax hikes. housing improvements will help the state, california will continue to grow but not as much as it iced to. the forecast says the new tax -- tax revenues under prop 30 will slow economic growth but will not derail recovery. unemployment is one example jobless rate in california should average 10 1/2% by the end of the year improved to 9.7% in 2013 and fall to 8.4 in 2014. meanwhile, great news on home prices. they have surged more than 6% in one year, the biggest jump in six years. the median home price up $18,000 to $178,600. california is one of the top 10 states where prices are rising the fastest. just crossing the wires this morning, labor department reports u.s. workers were more productive this summer, they cost their companies less, that's good. banks are seeing profits again and starting to lend money a little more freely. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> another starbucks may pop up around the corner. the coffee giant is expected to announce today that it is planning to add at least 1500 in the united states over the next five years. the plan will boos
with a call for limited government, reform in the tax code and the goal of creating new taxpayers, not new taxes. >>> president obama has outlined what corporations can do to help the nation celebrate his inaugural in january. while taxes pay for the swearingin, festivities are privately funded new hampshire 2009 mr. obama refused corporate donations and he is now accepting them in packages up to $1 million. . >>> former south of canpresident nelson mandela was admitted to a hospital. current president of south africa says there was no cause for alarm by the4-year-old's health. mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting fighting apartheid in south africa. >>> two dozen teens work on ideas at castro library this afternoon. >> it's really interesting ideas at inspection and around places like parks. >>> the winning app is called book it and would allow users to reserve materials remotely. >> congratulations to them. >>> a crayfish cook is on the loose in lake tahoe. >> the family of the nurse who apparently took her own life after the prank and what the radio station is saying. >>> and
serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point remains whether to raise tax rates for the wealthiest two percent of americans. speaker boehner concedes the rich will pay more in taxes, but says that won't solve a spending problem. his democratic counterpart says republicans should act for the other 98 percent. >> passing middle income tax cuts means the end of holding them hostage from tax cuts for the rich. >> president obama also tried to pin a negotiating tactic on republicans, saying congress can't tie fiscal cliff negotiations to upcoming debt ceiling votes. >> i will not play that game. we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> it's a sign the two sides have a lot to discuss---once they decide to do so. emily schmidt, kron4 news >> depending on you who you speak with. this wild prank. the hospital got a call from deejays she was pretending to be the queen and he was pretending that he was prince charles. incredibly, the hospital thought that it was correct and they released information. >> the call was put through to the ward and i am not impressed
the next decade the proposal includes cuts from programs like medicare and pulsating star tax reform. in a statement white house official said the plan is a fair and balanced as the middle class with the bill. president obama has said any deal must raise taxes on the wealthy. without a compromise automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are scheduled to take affect game refers. >> official have put billions of dollars into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of d
't be serious. >> if congress fails to act by the end year, tax rates will go up for everyone and across the board spending tax. >>> a new legislative session will start today. democrat are allowed to raise taxes with little fear of republican opposition. but leaders say they are gonna avoid doing that since voters just passed prop 30. republicans, as well as governor brown, will be watching. >>> this month, the state is going to pay public schools and community colleges, the 1.9 billion it owes them. it is money that should have been paid out for over the summer but it was deferred until january. >> now, thanks to proposition 30, the state won't have to wait until then and then the schools will get another payment. >>> students in five states will be spending more time in school. select schools in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee, are scheduled to announce today, they are adding 300 hours of class time to the calendar. officials have not said whether they plan to make the school days locker or extend the year. supporters say this will help -- longer or extend
and the measure lost by fewer than 200 votes. the measure would raise the sales tax by a half cent. the money would pay for improvements to roads, freeways and public safety. >>> now to san jose where police are looking for a people who converted a rented home into a marijuana grow operation. officers made the find. >> see, look at this. oh my god. >> reporter: min wynn could not believe his eyes. >> oh my god, my house. >> reporter: when he saw how the inside of the single family home in san jose -- >> see the bedroom over here. >> reporter: had been gutted and convert into a full scale marijuana growing operation. >> oh my god. >> reporter: industrial ventilation, lighting and the remnants of 300 harvested pot plants filled the house he and his house had been renting out to a friend of a relative for about $1,800 a month. police got the call to sandalwood court around 3:00 this morning when neighbors saw people loading up several cars and thought they were witnessing a burglar. instead they found a more lucrative crime. >> this house was solely for marijuana. >> never had a problem with the
votes. the measure would raise the sales tax by a half cent. the money would pay for improvements to roads, freeways and public safety. >>> now to san jose where police are looking for a people who converted a rented home into a marijuana grow operation. officers made the find. >> see, look at this. oh my god. >> reporter: min wynn could not believe his eyes. >> oh my god, my house. >> reporter: when he saw how the inside of the single family home in san jose -- >> see the bedroom over here. >> reporter: had been gutted and convert into a full scale marijuana growing operation. >> oh my god. >> reporter: industrial ventilation, lighting and the remnants of 300 harvested pot plants filled the house he and his house had been renting out to a friend of a relative for about $1,800 a month. police got the call to sandalwood court around 3:00 this morning when neighbors saw people loading up several cars and thought they were witnessing a burglar. instead they found a more lucrative crime. >> this house was solely for marijuana. >> never had a problem with them. always hi and bye and th
associated press poll shows there is clear support for president obama's insistence on raising taxes on highest income earners. in the poll 48% want the cuts on income exceeding $250,000 a year to expire in january, while continuing them for everyone else, 30 to% wanted to renew -- 32% wanted to renew tax cuts for everyone. >>> this afternoon, the 49ers' new stadium will reap a construction milestone crews will erik the uppermost structural steel beams 200 feet above the ground. -- 49ers ceo york and other dignataries will hold a ceremony. the two beams pained gold will bear signatures of the projects 570 construction workers, 49ers as well as santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule to open for the 2014 season. >>> we had 49er day earlier in season now it is raiders day. >>> definitely going to be a tough morning. not hanging heavy over the bay bridge or as we look at the ferry building from downtown san francisco wind blowing out of the west keeping dense fog from forming. also what is pushing the moisture into the atmosphere and why we have
virginia couple to highlight his push for extending current tax rates for everyone but the top 2%. new associated press poll shows there is clear support for mr. obama's plan in the poll 48% want the tax cuts on incomes exceeding quarter million dollars a year to expire in january while continuing them for everyone else. 32% want to renew the tax cuts for everyone. findings seem to strengthen the president's hand in his negotiations >> recall alert for parents from 7 on your side. government is taking action against makers of nap nanny, a portable baby recliner, after five infanned -- five infant deaths. the nap nanny poses risk of injury and death to infants. the commission says it is a dangerous product with a faulty sign. coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00, why the makers are refusing to pull its product. >>> this afternoon cal will hold a news conference to introduce the bear's new coach, sonny dykes has hired yesterday to rebill the program he leaves louisiana tech after three seasons. this year -- his bulldogs led the nation in scoring. he runs spread offense expected to
were on capitol hill yesterday to talk about the negative impact if those automatic tax increases and spending cuts tick in january 1st. meanwhile president obama paid a visit to a northern virginia family who would suffer financially if a deal isn't reached. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the cost involved in very personal terms. >> still the white house says the across the board spending cuts and tax hikes will takes effect if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans. meanwhile a new survey shows the president's approval rating is at the highest point since the raid that killed osama bin laden. in addition, 42% believe the nation is heading in the right direction. >>> 6:10, a tycoon wanted for murder, how john mcafee ended up in the hospital. >>> a van plows into a jewelry store, narrowly missing the customer, what the driver says caused her to lose control. >> last going on, i had a former student give birth in the car. >> how about that, a lesson t
this morning said this morning they might support a higher tax rate for wealthier americans but it can only come in democrats agree to reform medicare and other major entitlement programs. such a compromise would represent the first real movement in the stalled talks on capitol hill to try to keep the country from plunge over a fiscal cliff come the first of the year. that's what major program cuts and tax hikes on all americans would automatically kick in unless there's a deal. >> everybody in this country will have to participate in some discomfort if we are to going to get out of this. and longs we continue to lie to the american people that you can solve this problem without adjusting and working on those programs, it is dishonest beneath anybody in washington. >> but right now the only thing i hear, the only thing we see is middle class families being asked over and over again to be the ones who have the burden in solving this problem and we are saying no. >> so you see those congressional members debating this morning on abc this week with george stephanopoulos. so far both parties ha
to raise tax rates for the wealthiest two percent of americans. speaker boehner concedes the rich will pay more in taxes, but says that won't solve a spending problem. his democratic counterpart says >> passing middle income tax holding them hostage from tax cuts for the rich. >> president obama also tried to pin a negotiating tactic on republicans, saying congress can't tie >> i will not play that >> it's a sign the two sides have a lot to discuss---once they decide to do so. emily schmidt, kron4 news >> it appears americans don't mind sharing opinions.. even on things that don't exist. a recent poll by public policy polling found 25- percent of americans took a stance on a phony debt reduction policy called the "panetta-burns plan." the proposal was dreamed up by pollers to test how many people would speak on something they clearly don't know anything about. eight-percent of those polled supported the mythical plan and 17-percent opposed it. in contrast, 39-percent of voters were willing to share their thoughts about the "simpson-bowles" deficit reduction plan... a real policy up for de
district. here is some video of the firefighters at work. we talked about the partial tax called measure q and had failed in november. that would have kept the contra costa fire in a country distich fully funded. because it was shot down there have to close down four of the stations here. they hope to save about $3 million a year out of their $102 million annual budget. which ones will be closed? this one here is on the chopping block, station no. 4. also on the block is at station 11 stations well in march and as a as well as station no. 16 and lafayette. that leaves two stations and lafayette. the stations that were chosen were based on call volume and how many calls they get. the fire district itself is huge, nine cities and about 600,000 people in the district. the district says the answer 41,000 calls a year. the meeting in martinez today will be with the supervisors' offices for the preliminary go over for the stations that are on the chopping block. they're already scheduled to be close. they're encouraging the public to show up the meeting is that 115 pirie and perhap >> police are
ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending for programs like medicare are key elements of this bill. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for the wealthy americans. the white house may be bending on accepting greater spending cuts for medicare and possibly raising the medicare retirement age 65 age from 65 to 67. >> thank you mark. we will take a quick break the time is 6:38. we are following the weather. we have quite a bit of rain coming down quite a bit in the bay area especially in the east bay. george is following a hot spot in interstate 80, a backup sonically basically from berkeley up to the cartoonist bridge. george will let us know why and what is going (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news starts now. >> thanks for watching kron fours bay area news channel. here are the top stories we're following a man accused of kidnapping, we're following a man accused of kidnapping, beating, risk girl. authorities (car horn) wpaying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that
will pay $60 million in additional taxes in the united kingdom. the announcement comes in response to a recent outcry in the u.k. that multinational companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits to overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says they have always paid taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. : amazon also have been targeted as not paying their fair share in england. >> we will have more on the weather and traffic and more on the sunshine later this afternoon. combat is 5:14. >> reservoir is that as local reservoirs and a much- needed increase in water levels as a last week end storms. >> reservoir is in santa clara and gross unethically with rainfall, the levels are still not exactly where the need to be. >> since last wednesday the santa clara valley water district said average storage in their reservoirs and attend reservoirs' and chrism 74 to 91 percent of where they should be. that is an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in
of the nation's largest companies hoping to convince them of the need of higher tax rates on upper income americans. >> we are not insisting on higher rates out of spite or bickering but, rather, because we need to raise a certain amount of money. >> house majority leader eric cantor echoed of thoughts of his fellow republicans saying more needs to be done about spending. >>> the colorado movie theater where a gunman opened fire during the latest batman movie will finally reopen next month. aurora's mayor says the cineplex will open to the public on january 18. movie theater plans to run free movies for the first couple of days. you may recall 12 people were killed, 58 others injured, when holmes allegedly james holmes opened fire allegedly in july. >>> same-sex marriage is legal in washington signed into law last night by the governor. dozens of people got marriage licenses at the courthouse in seattle. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest it can start is on sunday. >>> a federal government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five inf
. the forecast says the new tax revenues ungovernor brown's prop 30, will slow -- under governor brown's prop 30 will slow economic growth but not derail recovery. the jobless rate in california should average 10.5% by the end of the year. it should improve to 9.7% in 2013 and fall further to 8.4 in 2014. one other note of good news, u.s. banks seeing best profits in six years and are therefore leaning more freely. katie marzullo, -- lending more freely. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama speaks to business leaders this morning over how to avoid the fiscal cliff. currently no plans for congressional leaders to meet with the president at the white house. if no deal is reaped by year's end everyone's taxes will go up and massive cuts will take place, affecting defense and social spending. >>> when we came in this morning, just mist and drizzle. >> i hardly had to use my wipers. that is changing for a lot of folks. >> it is. right now as you look at our roof cam, nice batch of light to moderate rain falling now over the embarcadero. not so heavy we can see the ferry building and the bay
's demand for an increase in tax rates as part of a comprehend sufficient plan -- comprehensive plan to cut the federal deficit. some are looking for ways to save faces a they give in. >>> and maintenance costs, used by state lawmakers, at least a douse member of the legislature had repairs on those vehicles and repairs were made before lawmakers used them for their personal use. in any case the costs were thousands of dollars. >> only state in the country finally ended this program and they saw some abuse and they saw voters did not like the program and that it was a perk they could give up. >> starting this year, lawmakers are not issued any cars anymore instead they are. >> paid a moulin rate -- mileage rate for using their own vehicles. >>> now here is a look at items where they recently confiscated them from the burglary ring. investigators have arrested two brothers and a woman all in their 20s in connection with thefts. if your property is part of the cache look at the web link section. >>> according to a new census data, there were more than a 11 million immigrants living in the u.s
washington $500 million a year in taxes and business. opponents worry legalization will lead to more people using drugs. >> this is not what you're going to pick up in baggy at the corner. >> it's the opposite. >> reporter: a former microsoft executive has plans for up market marijuana shops. >> we're positioning premium marijuana similar to a fine cigar. something to be saverred. something to be consumed in moderation. >> reporter: the new stores would be modeled after those in many states for alcohol. by next month a similar law will go into effect in colorado. but all those big plans could go up in smoke because of federal law. the justice department says it's studying the situation here in washington but the feds have warned residents of the state that under federal law all marijuana use is illegal. >> well, if you've ever bashed a business online, beware. those nasty comments could cost you. a virginia woman got slapped with a $700,000 lawsuit for criticizing her contractor. her scathing reviews on angies list and yelp included pictures of the jobs. when she suggested that he also stol
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